Cranach, the blog of Gene Veith, and search his blog for his desire to make Labor Day a Church Holy Day and to cast its theme in terms of vocation. For those of you who do not know, Veith has become one of the more powerful voices to recapture the Lutheran teaching on vocation and restore its place within our piety -- quite convincingly, I might add.
I must say that I was quite moved by reading Gustaf Wingren's book on Luther's teaching on vocation. It was powerful stuff and, even though I was fortunate enough to have one of the older copies, it is available still in reprint. If you have the money head to Amazon and pick one up pronto. You might also check out some good stuff by John Pless and a few others who have picked up the ball on this.
As some of you might know from this blog, I am somewhat a purist when it regards the church year and creating days and, yet, if there is any focus worthy of a day, this one just might be it. Since it is often a "low" day in terms of attention and attendance, this just might be a good place to address a Christian insight in conjunction with the secular calendar of American holidays.
I vote yes.... what do you think?